The internet has exploded, over the past few years, with a n assortment of travel review and booking sites. Many of them have been around since even before the days of online reviews being everywhere and have adapted with the internet; while others have grown with it, using the web’s power of social conversation to generate endless listings of hotels, guesthouses and B&Bs that are either rated by users, or the establishments themselves. While these sites function primarily as booking and advertising platforms, they do make decisions easier to make for the travellers that use them by offering awards to those locations that go the extra mile.
So, to help you make a more informed decision the next time you are looking to travel, here are some of the best travel-review sites that deal with South African accommodation.
Afristay, as its name would imply, concerns itself with advertising and ranking South African hotels, guesthouses, lodges and B&B’s. This platform uses a collection of user-reviews to rank the businesses that are already listed on their site. While they only concentrate on local getaways, they are still a fairly large organisation with scores of listings and a large enough user-base to make their reviews thorough and trustworthy.
If you have never heard of Bookings.com then you need to get out of the house a little more, which is the exact point of travelling, I suppose…
Anyway, Bookings.com deals with accommodation all over the globe, has forged a number of international partnerships and is available in over 229 countries and in 43 languages, with their HQ in Amsterdam. With stats like these, it’s no wonder this website completely dominates the travel-booking-and-review market.
SA-Venues.com is another, specifically South African travel site that showcases, books and reviews a number of locations and their accommodation businesses. They base their rankings on the number and quality of user-reviews, and give exceptionally detailed information about each of its listings.
Trip Adviser has been around for almost as long as people have been travelling for… okay not really but they are possibly the most established travel guide on the planet. They were founded in 2000 and quickly gained worldwide coverage while the world was still trying to figure out how to use the internet, publishing prints of hotel and restaurant reviews, as well as detailed travel guides. They moved from their fairly seamlessly into digital media, but still maintained a sense of journalistic integrity not seen in many of their competitors.
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